A vote of no confidence has been cast in the state’s transportation system, with the Governor saying that “no new snow” is expected until Monday morning.
The Maryland Transportation Authority said that the forecast is for “no more than a few inches” of new snow, with a higher chance of “a lot” of “soft” snow.
The authority warned of the potential for dangerous travel conditions and road closures on Tuesday.
The Governor said that while he is “disappointed” that the Governor’s Office “did not adequately prepare for the storm”, he is also “very pleased” that “we did not have to rely on the Capital Regional Council to make the decisions on transportation”.
“I am grateful to our members for their cooperation and the trust they placed in us,” he said.
The Capital Regional Commission is the only agency in the country that can issue an advisory to the Governor and Maryland governor.
However, the authority is “not a political body”, it has no veto power, and is required to consult with the Capital Metro Authority.
It has made “significant investments” in transportation in the past and will continue to do so, the governor added.
Maryland has already seen “some” of the heaviest snowfalls since February, with snow accumulations of 5.2 centimetres in Montgomery County, and 5.4 centimetre in Rockville, Maryland, according to the National Weather Service.
The governor said the governor has made a decision to send a message to Marylanders that “you will not be forgotten”.
“We have the resources to make this work, but we have to do it right,” he added.
“We will be working together with our members to make sure this does not happen again.”
The Capital Region has been hit hard by the winter storms, with heavy snowfall in the Baltimore region, and snow accumulation of up to three centimeters in some areas.
In the Maryland suburbs of Bethesda, Montgomery, Rockville and Baltimore, some of the snow has been heavier than the snowfall from the previous winter storms.
In Rockville County, the snow was more than three centimeter (1.8 inches) in January and February, and more than six centimetes (2 inches) on January and two centimetques (1 inch) in February.
The snowfall has been particularly heavy in the Bethesda area, with nearly half a centimetale (0.6 inch) accumulating in Bethesda.
“It’s a reminder that our community is resilient and resilient communities are resilient,” the governor said.
“You can’t take a single moment for granted.
You have to stay safe and you have to be prepared.”
The Maryland National Guard and National Guard Corps will be on standby to assist the governor’s emergency response teams.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has said that there is no snow on the ground until Tuesday, which is expected to be early Tuesday morning.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is expected on Tuesday to declare a state of emergency for the entire state.
He has also ordered that emergency vehicles and snow removal equipment be deployed.
Maryland will have a snowstorm warning issued for the Capital Region and the Maryland State Highway System for Tuesday, with motorists and pedestrians being warned to stay off the roads.